Thanks a lot guys. I think I can learn a lot here and get my own rig running sooner or later thaks to your help
About the IVYs, I havzn't done much searching but I was told by a close friend (probably the closest but I don't like going into best friends and all that crapso I'll leave it to a close friend
) that they'd come around xmas. He's getting a 650D this xmas and he'll watercool it (he's pretty much the opposite of me in terms of taste, he like dark, sober studf and uses ati cpus and gpus lol). I think he forgot I meant that'd I'd be watercooling and changong cpu / gpu newt xmas and not this one.
I'm changing pretty much everything because back when I boughr my rig my mum didn't trust me enough and I couldn't stand for myself so agrees to go for an 800 € pre built one instead of making my own. Big mistake, everything about a pre built sucks except the cpu, HDD and DVD...
I change my psu last year for a Stealthxstream 2 700W, cost me 80€. Another mistake of mine. Wasn't thinking far and never would've thought I'd be watercooling, sleeving (weren't even aware that stuff existes back then to be honest ^^) nor going SLI. So, now I want to do all that stuff I need a better psu (sleeving a non modular one is a pain in the ass and mine isn't sli ready anyway).
So, my "rig" is a Dell Studio XPS 8100 with a 1To 7200rpm samsung hdd, a no name (dell) crappy mobo, an i7-860, 4 x 1 gig no name 1333mhz ram, a stealthxstream 2 700W psu, a crappy GTS 240 gpu...
So basically, I'm getting rid of it all. The i7-860 is far from being the best cpu to overclock anyway and I do intend to learn about overclocking after having completed my watercooled rig.
The reason I'm going IVY is because I need to change mobo and 1156 socket ones are rare and I'd feel stupid to not get the most recent stuff. Plus sandys were great and I can only hope IVYs will go the same way.
I'm replacing my case because that's what holds the rig and is, to me, one of the most essential parts and the one that'll make me feel like I'm actually moving on.
GTS 24) totally sucks and lags even Black Ops (plus it makes way too much noise and is at 60-70° at idle...) so I'm replacing that first too. Ichose gigabyte's dual fan GTX 560 because the 560ti was too expensive and I've read the 560 ti isn't really worth the extra bucks.
I was going to get a SSD before I realized it'd cost me 100€ for a crucial M4. The SSD will wait
I'm getting the sleeved LED kit for my phantom (2meter one so it'll go all around the case) because stock phantom only has one LED fan and I can't afford more right now. And I prefer the effect of the sleeving kit over flashy fans.
The reason I have EK on my avatar is because I've loves that logo for years (even before I even knew what it was lol) and I'm planning on getting their 250 reservoir and cpu waterblock (gpu when I'll have the money to do so).
Razer does have it's place there though as before realizing I could spend my money into building myself a rig I wasted it on gaming gear
. I started with an Orochi / goliathus combo, then got a lycosa, then a deathadder 3500dpi version / scarab combo and a carcharias. I also boughr a roccat Apuri as Razer's solution was the Armadillos which sucked and were a rip off (and I love Apuri's looks). Didn't feel like puttin roccat in my avatar though.
Will update my siggy and add my rig tomorow when I get back home from school. It's already 1am and I just popped by to check on your answers before calling it a night so good night y'all.